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Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) [24-96]

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Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) [24-96]

Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 69:07 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Following a series of acclaimed recordings of 19th-century music including complete cycles of the symphonies by Schubert and Schumann, Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra turn to Felix Mendelssohn. The team’s latest offering unites three of the composer's four celebrated concert overtures, written between 1826 and 1835 and setting new standards for this emerging genre: Mendelssohn’s overtures are also tone poems, combining a Classical conception with Romantic expressivity. The earliest of the three – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn composed at the age of seventeen, and his sister Fanny later remarked how Shakespeare's play had been a constant presence at their home, and ‘how at various ages we had read all the different roles, from Peaseblossom to Hermia and Helena…’ The overture immediately became one of Mendelssohn’s signature pieces, and seventeen years later he returned to it, composing additional incidental music for a stage production of the play. Written for soloists, women's choir and orchestra, the complete Midsummer Night score is included here. The disc opens with the last of the four overtures to be composed, however: The Fair Melusine, which Mendelssohn wrote after having heard an opera based on the old French tale of the water spirit Mélusine and her sad fate. Actively disliking the opera, Mendelssohn was provoked into his own musical setting of the subject matter in the form of a concert overture. Water – and its depiction in music – also plays an important role in The Hebrides, the closing work on the present recording. Inspired by the poems by Ossian – which captured the imagination of an entire generation at the beginning of the Romantic era – Mendelssohn visited Scotland and the Hebrides in 1829, and already during this trip he sent a postcard to his family, with the overture's famous opening written down in a four-part setting.

Tracklist:

01 - Das Märchen von der schönen Melusine, Concert Overture No. 4, Op. 32, MWV P 12 (1833, rev. 1835)
02 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - Ouverture. Allegro di molto
03 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
04 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 2. L’istesso tempo – [Elfenreigen]. Allegro vivace
05 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 3. Lied mit Chor. Allegro ma non troppo
06 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 4. Andante [Oberon tritt auf]
07 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 5. [Intermezzo - Allegro appassionato – Allegro molto comodo
08 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 6. Allegro – Allegro molto – Andante – Allegro molto come I
09 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 7. [Notturno - Andante tranquillo
10 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 8. Andante – Allegro molto – Andante tranquillo – Allegro molto
11 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 9. Hochzeitsmarsch. Allegro vivace
12 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 10. Allegro comodo – Marcia funebre. Andante comodo
13 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 11. Ein Tanz von Rüpeln. Allegro di molto
14 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 12. Allegro vivace come I
15 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - Finale. Allegro di molto
16 - Die Hebriden, Concert Overture No. 2, Op. 26, MWV P 7 (1830, rev. 1832)

Produced by Marion Schwebel. Engineered by Thorne Blinkmann. Mixed by Marion Schwebel & Thorne Blinkmann.
Recorded in September 2014 at the Concert Hall of the School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro, Sweden.

Musicians:
Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Conducted by Thomas Dausgaard
Swedish Radio Choir (Women's voices - tracks "5 & 15")
Camilla Tilling - soprano (First Fairy - tracks "5 & 15")
Magdalena Risberg - soprano (Second Fairy - track "5")

Analyzed: Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Örebro, Thomas Dausgaard / Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.16 dB -22.49 dB 10:01 01-Das Märchen von der schönen Melusine, Concert Overture No. 4, Op. 32, MWV P 12 (1833, rev. 1835)
DR15 -0.21 dB -23.58 dB 10:44 02-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - Ouverture. Allegro di molto
DR15 -6.10 dB -29.51 dB 4:33 03-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 1. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
DR17 -5.02 dB -29.86 dB 1:59 04-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 2. L’istesso tempo – [Elfenreigen]. Allegro vivace
DR15 -7.03 dB -27.54 dB 4:16 05-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 3. Lied mit Chor. Allegro ma non troppo
DR8 -26.83 dB -43.18 dB 0:52 06-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 4. Andante [Oberon tritt auf]
DR14 -6.91 dB -26.77 dB 3:28 07-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 5. [Intermezzo] Allegro appassionato – Allegro molto comodo
DR15 -13.10 dB -34.90 dB 4:08 08-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 6. Allegro – Allegro molto – Andante – Allegro molto come I
DR13 -9.58 dB -28.11 dB 5:19 09-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 7. [Notturno] Andante tranquillo
DR14 -3.02 dB -24.70 dB 1:45 10-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 8. Andante – Allegro molto – Andante tranquillo – Allegro molto
DR13 -1.55 dB -19.25 dB 4:44 11-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 9. Hochzeitsmarsch. Allegro vivace
DR14 -7.84 dB -30.44 dB 1:32 12-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 10. Allegro comodo – Marcia funebre. Andante comodo
DR12 -1.02 dB -19.54 dB 1:27 13-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 11. Ein Tanz von Rüpeln. Allegro di molto
DR12 -0.69 dB -19.57 dB 0:49 14-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - 12. Allegro vivace come I
DR15 -7.78 dB -29.40 dB 4:05 15-A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61, MWV M 13 - Finale. Allegro di molto
DR15 -0.90 dB -22.64 dB 9:24 16-Die Hebriden, Concert Overture No. 2, Op. 26, MWV P 7 (1830, rev. 1832)
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2267 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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